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  1. RMThompson

    RMThompson the TPF moderators rock my world!

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    Hey guys, what size would you reccomend I can blow a file up to safely that is 2590 x 1943 in pixel size?

    Furthermore, I shot this in JPG mode, and the file size is only 1.96 MBS. If I had shot the same picture in a 6MP RAW format, on say a NikonD50, what would be the difference? How much larger could I print the picture?
     
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    You're going to get different answers depending on how particular people are when they view an image. Anything from 8"x10" max up to 20'x25'. I think you'll have to try it for yourself and see what you can live with.

    JPGs are compressed, so their file sizes aren't a true representation of image size. If you saved at 99% quality, you shouldn't have any noticeable compression artifacts, but if you saved at something like 60%, you probably won't be able to go very big without seeing something distracting.
     
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    Markc,

    I am just using the JPG my camera spit outs.

    HOWEVER I am trying to remove the obvious tripod reflection in the shot, and when I do this in MSPAINT, (I am not too great in Photoshop), it for SOME REASON compresses it more. Even though its the same pixel size, 2590 X 1943, it reduces the file size from 1.96MBs to 484KBS... and I can only assume this means heavy compression!!!

    So, how can I keep it the full compression? In Paint, if I save it as a BMP will that help? OR am I going to have to do this in PHOTOSHOP to get the full size?

    I spoke to a printing company and said that a 16X20 would work, with minor pixelating, which I dont mind.

    HELP my customer is going to freak out!
     
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    For god's sake, don't use paint to edit photos.
     
  5. RMThompson

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    LOL Well I am at work... so I was limited. But I always thought MSPAINT was pure, and would just keep the file size, and allow me to edit pixel by pixel.

    If anyone could help me, I could email them the photo and maybe they can help show me how to get rid of the tripod?

    Im desperate.... : (
     
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    While Photoshop can be intimidating...many of the tools are very simple to use.

    If you are taking JPEG images from your camera to do some editing...I would suggest you save a copy as a TIFF file...or a Photoshop PSD. That way, you won't be compressing the file when you save it. With JPEG, every time you save it...you are compressing it further.
     
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    HELP? This isnt working. I jsut cant get it done in PSP like I can in PAINT. Can someone here help me????
     
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    List out your steps...and what's not working.
     
  9. ksmattfish

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    If your original file wasn't compressed (it would normally be over 5 mb), I'd say you could probably go up to 12"x18".

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    I used the patch tool in Adobe PS. Make a selection around any tripod parts that are free floating, and drag the the selection into an all wine area. For parts that aren't free floating, use the clone stamp to make them free floating, then do the same.
     
  10. RMThompson

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    I put the picture into PShop, and zoom into it. I can use the eydropper tool to picka color and paint OVER the tripod, but I'd rather clone tiny pieces of the wine and put it over the parts I need to get rid of, but I cannot figure out how to do this is PShop???

    I can do it just fine in PAINT, but when I save it, it saves it way compressed and I dont think it will blow up fine.

    I can send the file to whomever can show me what to do????

    PLEASE? Ima begging here! lol
     
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    There is no clone tool in paint, so I don't know what you are doing in paint to fix it. I don't have PSP, but I'm sure it works similar to photoshop. You have to pick a point for the clone tool to sample from. You hold alt, and then click a spot right next to where you want to clone, and then "paint" over what you are trying to remove.
     
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    Photoshop is worth the money. It seems expensive, but it's really dirt cheap for what it does.
     

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